Aam ka Achar


Mom’s Mango Pickle!

Ingredients:

  • Mangoes raw, washed, cut into 1″ pieces
  • Salt
  • Turmeric powder – 4 tsp
  • Fennel or moti saunf seeds – 200 gm
  • Fenugreek seeds – 100 gm
  • Mustard seeds – 6 and 1/s tbsp
  • Red chilli powder – 15 tsp
  • Onion seeds – 15 tsp
  • Black salt – 15 tsp
  • Ginger powder – 10gm
  • Cumin seeds, roasted, powdered – 6and1/2 tsp
  • Garam masla – 5tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1/2 tsp

Preparation:

  1. Mix 2 tsp salt and 2 tsp turmeric powder with the mangoes. Keep overnight in a basket to drain out the water.
  2. Spread the mangoes on a dry cloth, and sun-dry for 2-3 days.
  3. Roast and pound the fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds, and mustard seeds coarsely. Mix with the remaining spices. Add to the mangoes and mix thoroughly.
  4. Again keep the mango mixture in the sun for 4 to 5 days. Stir the pickle often and ensure that there is no moisture left.
  5. When ready, store in airtight jars. This pickle stays good all the year round.
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